History

The Viking Buddhas

The Helgö Island Buddha (Photo: Swedish History Museum, Stockholm) This 6th century Buddha statuette from North India was found in an old Viking trading town on Helgö Island in Lake Mälaren, Sweden. During the excavation of the Oseberg ship one… Read More ›

The Saga of Halfdan the Black

Viking Warrior illustrated by Norwegian concept artist Stian Dahlslett © ‘Heimskringla’, also called the Norwegian Kings’ Sagas were written down by the Icelander Snorri Sturlason around the year 1220 AD and includes the Saga of Halfdan the Black (c. 810… Read More ›

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